Expanded Homicide Data Table 12

Murder Circumstances, 2005–2009
Circumstances 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total 14,965 15,087 14,915 14,204 13,636
Felony type total: 2,189 2,472 2,204 2,115 2,020
Rape 45 32 32 22 24
Robbery 930 1,053 935 930 849
Burglary 91 80 86 88 105
Larceny-theft 12 16 10 18 13
Motor vehicle theft 32 16 20 20 23
Arson 39 27 59 27 38
Prostitution and commercialized vice 13 8 11 8 6
Other sex offenses 9 18 10 12 10
Narcotic drug laws 597 806 590 500 487
Gambling 2 4 4 15 5
Other–not specified 419 412 447 475 460
Suspected felony type 45 57 67 100 56
Other than felony type total: 7,096 7,328 7,165 6,979 6,728
Romantic triangle 118 104 105 102 87
Child killed by babysitter 26 27 35 50 28
Brawl due to influence of alcohol 123 106 118 130 116
Brawl due to influence of narcotics 97 53 65 70 93
Argument over money or property 210 198 192 193 203
Other arguments 3,718 3,644 3,695 3,560 3,334
Gangland killings 96 121 78 135 180
Juvenile gang killings 756 864 678 700 715
Institutional killings 12 22 11 14 10
Sniper attack 2 2 1 7 1
Other–not specified 1,938 2,187 2,187 2,018 1,961
Unknown 5,635 5,230 5,479 5,010 4,832

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